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      The Freedom of Information Commission will hold special meetings during the week of May 8, 2017 through May 12, 2017 at the specific dates and times listed below.  Each meeting will be held in the Freedom of Information Hearing Room, First Floor, 18-20 Trinity Street, Hartford, Connecticut, for the purpose of conducting a hearing concerning the contested case designated by the corresponding docket number listed below.  For further information concerning these hearings, please contact the Commission’s administrative office at 18-20 Trinity Street, Hartford, Connecticut 06106:  telephone (860) 566-5682.
Date____________ Time___ Contested Case
Docket #
Contested Case Caption
May 8, 2017  9:30 AM  FIC 2016-0685 Victor Earl Smalls v. Commissioner, State of Connecticut, Department of Correction; and State of Connecticut, Department of Correction
 11:00 AM FIC 2017-0021 Frank Freeman v. Executive Director, State of Connecticut, Commission on Human Rights and Opportunities; and State of Connecticut, Commission on Human Rights and Opportunities
  May 9, 2017  9:30 AM FIC 2016-0611 Marcos Gonzalez v. Commissioner, State of Connecticut, Department of Correction; and State of Connecticut, Department of Correction
 11:00 AM FIC 2017-0133 John Hodge v. Phyllis Schaer, Chairman, Candlewood Lake Authority; and Candlewood Lake Authority
 1:00 PM FIC 2017-0151 John Barney and Marek Kement v. Tax Assessor, Town of East Windsor; and Town of East Windsor
  May 10, 2017     No Special Meetings Scheduled
May 11, 2017  9:30 AM FIC 2016-0761 Julio Burgos Torres v. Vernon Riddick, Chief, Police Department, City of Waterbury; Police Department, City of Waterbury; and City of Waterbury
 1:00 PM FIC 2017-0126 David LaPointe and the Winchester Taxpayers Association v. Finance Director, Town of Winchester; Finance Department, Town of Winchester; and Town of Winchester
     2:30 PM FIC 2017-0128 Ryan Cheverie v. Commissioner, State of Connecticut, Department of Administrative Services; and State of Connecticut, Department of Administrative Services
May 12, 2017   9:30 AM FIC 2016-0740 David Taylor v. Commissioner, State of Connecticut, Department of Public Health; State of Connecticut, Department of Public Health; Commissioner, State of Connecticut, Department of Correction; and State of Connecticut, Department of Correction
   FIC 2017-0069 David Taylor v. Commissioner, State of Connecticut, Department of Public Health; and State of Connecticut, Department of Public Health
     11:00 AM FIC 2017-0070 David Desroches and WNPR v. Chief, Police Department, Town of Greenwich; Police Department, Town of Greenwich; and Town of Greenwich
     1:00 PM FIC 2017-0159 Joseph Sastre v. James C. Rovella, Chief, Police Department, City of Hartford; Police Department, City of Hartford; and City of Hartford
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Date____________ Time___ Contested Case
Docket #
Contested Case Caption
May 8, 2017  9:30 AM FIC 2016-0685 Victor Earl Smalls v. Commissioner, State of Connecticut, Department of Correction; and State of Connecticut, Department of Correction

NOTICE:  The special meeting scheduled in the following matter for May 8, 2017 at 9:30 AM, was postponed.

           

Docket #FIC 2016-0685;

Victor Earl Smalls v. Commissioner, State of Connecticut, Department of Correction; and State of Connecticut, Department of Correction

May 8, 2017  11:00 AM FIC 2017-0021 Frank Freeman v. Executive Director, State of Connecticut, Commission on Human Rights and Opportunities; and State of Connecticut, Commission on Human Rights and Opportunities

NOTICE:  The special meeting scheduled in the following matter for May 8, 2017 at 11:00 AM, was cancelled.  The complaint in this matter has been withdrawn.

           

Docket #FIC 2017-0021;

Frank Freeman v. Executive Director, State of Connecticut, Commission on Human Rights and Opportunities; and State of Connecticut, Commission on Human Rights and Opportunities

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Date____________ Time___ Contested Case
Docket #
Contested Case Caption
  May 9, 2017  9:30 AM FIC 2016-0611 Marcos Gonzalez v. Commissioner, State of Connecticut, Department of Correction; and State of Connecticut, Department of Correction

NOTICE:  The special meeting scheduled in the following matter for May 9, 2017 at 9:30 AM, was postponed.

           

Docket #FIC 2016-0611;

Marcos Gonzalez v. Commissioner, State of Connecticut, Department of Correction; and State of Connecticut, Department of Correction

  May 9, 2017  11:00 AM FIC 2017-0133 John Hodge v. Phyllis Schaer, Chairman, Candlewood Lake Authority; and Candlewood Lake Authority

An evidentiary hearing of the Freedom of Information Commission in the following matter was held on May 9, 2017 in the Freedom of Information Hearing Room, 18-20 Trinity Street, Hartford, Connecticut.

Docket #FIC 2017-0133;

John Hodge v. Phyllis Schaer, Chairperson, Candlewood Lake Authority; and Candlewood Lake Authority

John Hodge appeared on his own behalf.   Phyllis Schaer appeared on behalf of the respondents.  No votes were taken.  The proceedings were digitally recorded.

The hearing convened at 11:02 AM, with Hearing Officer Kathleen K. Ross presiding. 

The hearing adjourned at 12:40 PM.

Dated:  May 16, 2017

May 9, 2017  1:00 PM FIC 2017-0151 John Barney and Marek Kement v. Tax Assessor, Town of East Windsor; and Town of East Windsor

An evidentiary hearing of the Freedom of Information Commission in the following matter was held on May 9, 2017 in the Freedom of Information Hearing Room, 18-20 Trinity Street, Hartford, Connecticut.

Docket #FIC 2017-0151;

John Barney and Marek Kement v. Tax Assessor, Town of East Windsor; and Town of East Windsor

John Barney and Marek Kement appeared on their own behalf.   Attorney Joshua A. Hawks-Ladds appeared on behalf of the respondents.  No votes were taken.  The proceedings were digitally recorded.

The hearing convened at 1:00 PM, with Hearing Officer Tracie C. Brown presiding. 

The hearing adjourned at 1:50 PM.

Dated:  May 15, 2017

 
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Date____________ Time___ Contested Case
Docket #
Contested Case Caption
May 11, 2017  9:30 AM FIC 2016-0761 Julio Burgos Torres v. Vernon Riddick, Chief, Police Department, City of Waterbury; Police Department, City of Waterbury; and City of Waterbury

An evidentiary hearing of the Freedom of Information Commission in the following matter was held on May 11, 2017 in the Freedom of Information Hearing Room, 18-20 Trinity Street, Hartford, Connecticut.

Docket #FIC 2016-0761;

Julio Burgos Torres v. Vernon Riddick, Chief, Police Department, City of Waterbury; Police Department, City of Waterbury; City of Waterbury; Commissioner, State of Connecticut, Department of Correction; and State of Connecticut, Department of Correction

Julio Burgos-Torres appeared on his own behalf and participated via speakerphone.   Attorney Kevin Daly appeared on behalf of the Police Department, City of Waterbury and Attorney James Neil appearred of behalf of the Department of Correction respondents.  No votes were taken.  The proceedings were digitally recorded.

The hearing convened at 9:45 AM, with Hearing Officer Victor R. Perpetua presiding. 

The hearing adjourned at 10:00 AM.

Dated:  May 15, 2017


May 11, 2017  1:00 PM FIC 2017-0126 David LaPointe and the Winchester Taxpayers Association v. Finance Director, Town of Winchester; Finance Department, Town of Winchester; and Town of Winchester

An evidentiary hearing of the Freedom of Information Commission in the following matter was held on May 11, 2017 in the Freedom of Information Hearing Room, 18-20 Trinity Street, Hartford, Connecticut.

Docket #FIC 2017-0126;

David LaPointe and the Winchester Taxpayers Association v. Finance Director, Town of Winchester; Finance Department, Town of Winchester; and Town of Winchester

David LaPointe and the Winchester Taxpayers Association failed to appear.   Bruce B. Stratford appeared on behalf of the respondents.  No votes were taken.  The proceedings were digitally recorded.

The hearing convened at 1:20 PM, with Hearing Officer Paula S. Pearlman presiding. 

The hearing adjourned at 1:30 PM.

Dated:  May 15, 2017

May 11, 2017  2:30 PM FIC 2017-0128 Ryan Cheverie v. Commissioner, State of Connecticut, Department of Administrative Services; and State of Connecticut, Department of Administrative Services

An evidentiary hearing of the Freedom of Information Commission in the following matter was held on May 11, 2017 in the Freedom of Information Hearing Room, 18-20 Trinity Street, Hartford, Connecticut.

Docket #FIC 2017-0128;

Ryan Cheverie v. Commissioner, State of Connecticut, Department of Administrative Services; and State of Connecticut, Department of Administrative Services

Ryan Cheverie failed to appear.   Attorney Jeffrey Beckham appeared on behalf of the respondents.  No votes were taken.  The proceedings were digitally recorded.

The hearing convened at 2:44 PM, with Hearing Officer Lisa F. Siegel presiding. 

The hearing adjourned at 2:44 PM.

Dated:  May 15, 2017


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Date____________ Time___ Contested Case
Docket #
Contested Case Caption
May 12, 2017  9:30 AM FIC 2016-0740 David Taylor v. Commissioner, State of Connecticut, Department of Public Health; State of Connecticut, Department of Public Health; Commissioner, State of Connecticut, Department of Correction; and State of Connecticut, Department of Correction

NOTICE:  The special meeting scheduled in the following consolidated matter for May 12, 2017 at 9:30 AM, was postponed.

                                                 

Docket #FIC 2016-0740;

David Taylor v. Commissioner, State of Connecticut, Department of Public Health; State of Connecticut, Department of Public Health; Commissioner, State of Connecticut, Department of Correction; and State of Connecticut, Department of Correction

           

Dated:  May 15, 2017

 
May 12, 2017  9:30 AM FIC 2017-0069 David Taylor v. Commissioner, State of Connecticut, Department of Public Health; and State of Connecticut, Department of Public Health
NOTICE:  The special meeting scheduled in the following consolidated matter for May 12, 2017 at 9:30 AM, was postponed.

Docket #FIC 2017-0069;

David Taylor v. Commissioner, State of Connecticut, Department of Public Health; and State of Connecticut, Department of Public Health

           

Dated:  May 15, 2017

May 12, 2017  11:00 AM FIC 2017-0070 David Desroches and WNPR v. Chief, Police Department, Town of Greenwich; Police Department, Town of Greenwich; and Town of Greenwich

NOTICE:  The special meeting scheduled in the following matter for May 12, 2017 at 11:00 AM, was postponed.

           

Docket #FIC 2017-0070;

David Desroches and WNPR v. Chief, Police Department, Town of Greenwich; Police Department, Town of Greenwich; and Town of Greenwich

 
May 12, 2017  1:00 PM FIC 2017-0159 Joseph Sastre v. James C. Rovella, Chief, Police Department, City of Hartford; Police Department, City of Hartford; and City of Hartford

NOTICE:  The special meeting scheduled in the following matter for May 12, 2017 at 1:00 PM, was cancelled.  The complaint in this matter has been withdrawn.

           

Docket #FIC 2017-0159;

Joseph Sastre v. James C. Rovella, Chief, Police Department, City of Hartford; Police Department, City of Hartford; and City of Hartford